fibreIRS MDU

Global Invacom Releases New FibreIRS Mark 3 GTUs and SwitchBlade Fibre-Multi-Switch Products

[Via Satellite 07-03-2014] Global Invacom has released a new range of programmable FibreIRS Mark 3 Gateway Termination Units (GTUs) and SwitchBlade fibre-multi-switch products. The new products are based on the Romeo and Juliet chip-set. Global Invacom’s FibreIRS architecture and products are designed for customers seeking to distribute satellite TV services in hotels, enterprises and Multi-Dwelling [...]

By | July 3, 2014

FIFA World Cup

Sagemcom Selects Broadcom Decoder and SoCs for Ultra-HD World Cup Broadcast

  [Via Satellite 07-02-2014] Sagemcom has chosen Broadcom’s BCM7445 video decoder and BCM7252 System-on-a-Chip (SoCs) to broadcast select 2014 World Cup events live in Ultra High Definition (Ultra-HD). According to Broadcom, its Ultra-HD video decoders, using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), reduce bandwidth usage by 50 percent. Using the BCM7445 decoder and BCM7252 SoC, Sagemcom [...]

By | July 2, 2014

Global Invacom Releases New Chip Set for Satellite TV

[Via Satellite 07-01-2014] Global Invacom announced the availability of the Romeo and Juliet chip set for distributing satellite TV services over fiber to hotels, enterprise and residential Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs). Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can develop their own FibreIRS compatible products using one programmable design. “Opening up the global FibreIRS market to all OEMs is [...]

By | July 1, 2014


Encompass Signs 15-Year Contract with Intelsat to Expand Offering in Latin America

[Via Satellite 06-27-2014] Intelsat signed a 15-year agreement with Encompass Digital Media for capacity on Intelsat 34, one of the operator’s prime video neighborhoods serving the Latin American market, set to launch in late 2015. Encompass will transition from Intelsat 805 at 304.5 degrees east, where it will be replaced by Intelsat 34. The company [...]

By | June 27, 2014

Millicom Latin America Eutelsat

Millicom Sees Long Term Potential for Satellite

[Via Satellite 06-26-2014] Millicom, owner of the Tigo brand, has set its sights on Latin America as a top growth market. The company has been aggressively expanding across the region and now operates pay-TV services in six countries: Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay under the brand Tigo Star. Once Millicom’s Colombian [...]

By | June 26, 2014

Senate Congress Washington

AT&T, DirecTV Feel Heat in Congress

[Via Satellite 06-25-2014] AT&T President and CEO Randall Stephenson and DirecTV Chairman and CEO Michael White presented before Congress on June 24, 2014, to explain their desire to merge into a single company. The executives argued that their companies today lack significant competitive overlap with each other, and that the combined company, with 26 million [...]

By | June 25, 2014

Ragnar-Karhus Telenor

Telenor Group Appoints Ragnar Kårhus as CEO of Telenor Broadcast Holding and Canal Digital

[Via Satellite 06-24-2014] Telenor Group selected Ragnar Kårhus as the new CEO of Telenor Broadcast Holding and Canal Digital, replacing Patrik Hofbauer, who was recently appointed CEO of Telenor Sweden. The decision becomes effective Aug. 1, 2014. Kårhus’ experience includes positions as CEO of Telenor Norway and SVP in Telenor’s group industrial development. He joined [...]

By | June 24, 2014

satID SAT Corp

Kratos Subsidiary Employs Carrier ID Monitoring for Major Operator

[Via Satellite 06-23-2014] SAT Corporation, a subsidiary of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, provided a global satellite operator with Carrier Identification (Carrier ID) technology for its ground network to assist in identifying and combating Radio Frequency (RF) interference. Carrier ID ultimately helped the operator assure quality service as global broadcast demands increased for the World [...]

By | June 23, 2014

Wimbledon 2013

BBC Secures Additional Capacity with SES for Summer Line-up

[Via Satellite 06-20-2014] The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) contracted additional capacity on SES’ Astra satellite at 28.2 degrees east for the duration between the 2014 Wimbledon Tennis Championships and Glastonbury Festival, beginning in late June, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, ending Aug. 3, 2014. This capacity will be used to broadcast High Definition (HD) and [...]

By | June 20, 2014

Mobile Viewpoint Announces Live Video Transmission App for Apple MAC OS X

Mobile Viewpoint Releases New Live Video Transmission App for OS X Platforms

[Via Satellite 06-20-2014] Mobile Viewpoint introduced a new software-only solution for Apple laptops and desktop computers to its family of encoders. The new application allows Mobile Viewpoint’s bonding technology to be used on any computer. Mobile Viewpoint can use all available network connections on the computer for bonding, and live video is handled by BlackMagic [...]

By | June 20, 2014

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